"So that's it?" asks Dead Nadia. "All this time, that's what you wanted?" He tells her that this is what everybody's always wanted. "And I've found it." Just then, Syd finally makes it inside and she points her gun at Sloane for the gazillionth time. "It's over, Sloane," she says as he looks at her with crazy in his eyes. Outside, Vaughn takes down another guard and is about to check to see if he's dead when Sark walks up and points a gun at his head. "Correct me if I'm wrong, Mr. Vaughn," he snits, "but aren't you supposed to be dead?" Heh. I love him. Vaughn drops his gun immediately, and Sark shoves him off to the side. He's about to make good on Vaughn's promise of being dead, but Jack shows up and points a gun at his head. Then two of Sark's guys show up and point guns at Jack's head. "Well then," says Sark. "It appears that we have a predicament." You sure do.
Back down in the chamber, Syd still has her gun pointed at Sloane. He makes a reach for The Sphere and Syd tells him to hold it right there. She looks at him. He looks at her. And then she reaches for The Sphere and grabs it while Sloane yells for her not to touch it. The second she has it in her hand, the mini-Clifford bursts open and floods the dais with blood. Bleah. "What is this, Sloane?" she asks. It's blood, Sydney. Duh. Sloane asks her not to be rash. "Give me one good reason why I shouldn't destroy this right now?" she says. "Suppose I were to give you two good reasons?" asks Sark, pulling Jack and Vaughn into the room. They both look like puppies who've peed on the carpet. Syd's expression is like, OH GREAT. I have to save your asses AGAIN? Way to get caught, MORONS.
Back with the Appleseed Gang, Marshall tells Dix that he and Rachel hacked into the NRO system to track the missiles, and they noticed that someone's trying to disable the defense satellites. Whoever this person is, they've released a virus that's eating through the entire grid. Dix assumes that it's Sloane and that he's going to strike at the U.S. Marshall pinpointed the origin of the virus to Hong Kong. Everyone moves into Peyton's torture room to find out who's in Hong Kong. Peyton doesn't answer right away. "Should I get the snake?" Marshall politely asks. Heh. "Don't..." stutters Peyton. Double heh. Peyton says that Sloane had to call in a partner in order to get The Sphere.